New Caledonia New Caledonia 10 Francs  1967 to 1970
New Caledonia New Caledonia 10 Francs 1967 to 1970

These snazzy coins with the exotic reverse were struck in nickel by France for New Caledonia (Nouvelle Caledonie), which was at the time a French overseas territory. The beautiful reverse with the sailboat does a good job of conveying the atmosphere of the small archipelago in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

There are similar coins from French Polynesia, but these will have a different inscription on the reverse.

These coins were minted only in 1967 and 1970. They are modern coins made from non-precious metal, but the mintages are pretty low, which provides them with a small collectible value.

10 Francs dated 1967:
Worn: Less than $1 US Dollar approximate catalog value
Average circulated: $1
Well preserved: $2
Absolutely uncirculated: $5

10 Francs dated 1970 are more common; divide the values above by two.

The values cited above are catalog values: be sure to read the 'Important Terminology' page in the menu on the top left to understand what this means.

Coin: 14219 , Genre: Modern-only
Requested by: Jaye myers, Mon, 15-Apr-2013 12:33:44 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 16-Apr-2013 00:21:54 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 03-Apr-2015 21:44:14 GMT
Requester description: 1967 on one side is a picture of a females head looking to the left. she appears to be wearing a helmet with the words Republic Francaise 1967. On the other side is a boat on water with two small shrubs to the right of the boat with the words 'nouvvelle . caledonie' 10f. Under the zero of the 10f is a small dot (.)
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